A Smoky Eye Application Tip: Start Applying Your Eyeliner in the Middle of Your Lash Line

Published in: Eyes, Makeup Tips/How To

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Here’s a tip I discovered recently, and it’s been very helpful! If you’re using pencil liner for smoky eyes (or just using pencil liner in general, really), start your application in the middle of your lash line. That way if you accidentally apply too much (she said, accidentally applying too much for probably the one millionth time!), all you have to do is drag the excess left or right.

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Control! — it’s one of the toughest things about makeup for me. Controlling the product.

Of course, I probably have some minor control freak issues (more like definitely), so this could be a bigger issue for me than it is for most people, but I like to know that if something should go wrong, and Murphy’s Makeup Law says that if something can go wrong, 99% of the time it will, at least this way I can correct it.

I used to always start applying my pencil liner in the outer corner, and then when I’d accidentally apply too much, I’d turn it into improv winged liner, but when I start my liner in the center instead, it’s easier to control how much product ends up in the inner and outer corners.

Just a quick thing to try if you ever have a hard time with pencil liner.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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P.S. Totally not liner or smoky eye related AT ALL, but The Unauthorized Full House Story on Lifetime is REALLY GOOD (please don’t judge).

Well…good for a Lifetime movie, LOL! But this one isn’t good because it’s so bad that it’s good… It’s actually good! I think so. Even El Hub, who vigorously begs me to turn the channel whenever I start watching a Lifetime movie, could not look away!

Basically, it’s what you expect. It’s a dramatized behind-the-scenes look at Full House, which I watched and loved back when it was first on TV in the ’90s.

It’s not brain food or complicated like War and Peace, but if you’re in the mood for candy-coated sugary brainlessness, it’s satisfying. 🙂

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  1. Agata says:

    I like that tip and I like all your smokey eye tips! You should a step by step tutorial on how to create a perfect smokey eye, I feel a little rusty and your eyes look so good in these pictures!
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  2. gabis says:

    Your eyeshadows are AMAZING on this pic. Which ones are those? 🙂

  3. Anagha says:

    Hi Karen…. I am silent follower of your blog and love your posts on eye makeup!! May I know which liner you’ve used here? I have tried many and failed to find one that doesn’t bleed/smudge!

  4. I always start on the outer corner, maybe it is time for a change of habit? I´ll keep you posted how it works out.
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  5. Rachel R. says:

    I’ll have to try this. I usually start on the outer corner.

  6. Erin says:

    I start in the middle for the outer side. I then start at the inner corner and meet up in the middle.

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